Reavon UBR-X100 & UBR-X200 4K Blu-ray Disc Players – Product Profile

Premium 4K Ultra HD Universal Disc Players

Reavon is part of a French company called Groupe Archisoft. They are a newcomer to the Blu-ray player market and recently introduced two new players. The models consist of the UBR-X100 and the UBR-X200. Both units are claimed to be universal players. However, in my opinion, a true universal player should play the current and past physical video media; it should also support current and past physical audio media as well.  That being said, the UBR-X100 doesn’t support SACD or DVD-Audio discs which I personally still own. However, the XBR-X200 does support SACD playback and was just recently updated to playback DVD-Audio discs as well. This makes the UBR-X200 a true universal player, in my opinion.

Since these two players were announced and are now available, there has been much talk about whether or not these units will take the place and fill the void left by Oppo when they stopped producing Blu-ray players in 2018. Oppo disc players were one of the most highly regarded brands on the market and for good reason considering they offered exceptional performance in both video and audio playback. Although Oppo is no longer manufacturing disc players, they still remain my favorite brand and I have owned their players in the past.

So only time will tell how well the Reavon players are received by the individuals looking for a high-end Blu-ray disc player that can meet and rival the performance of Oppo. That being said, I look forward to checking out Reavon’s Blu-ray players.

Ok, with that out of the way let’s see what these two Blu-ray players have to offer.

The following info in italics is from the Reavon website:

REAVON UBR-X100

Reavon UBR-X100

UBR-X100

This universal disc player has been elaborately engineered for the ideal disc playback. The UBR-X100 features extremely rigid construction to achieve high S/N ratio for quality audio and video performance. With support for the spectacular Ultra HD Blu-ray™ format, you can enjoy the beautiful experience with four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD. The UBR-X100 is compatible with the latest Dolby Vision® format that provides a stunning HDR imaging technology with extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen. Other features include SDR/HDR Preset Mode and dual HDMI output terminals.

ULTRA-RIGID CONSTRUCTION WITH STEEL PLATE BOTTOM PANEL

The 1.6 mm-thick chassis base is reinforced with a 3 mm-thick steel plate Rigid Under Base to minimize the mechanical motion sound from the BD drive. The result is significantly low noise and an even more rigid and stable chassis structure.

Universal Player

As a universal disc player, the UBR-X100 can play various optical discs including the latest disc format Ultra HD Blu-ray which has four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, as well as Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, CD and music, video and audio files such as FLAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, JPG, TIFF, MKV and M2TS. The UBR-X100 can also play your audio and video contents from an external drive via USB or DLNA.

Rear Panel

Main Features

  • Universal Disc Player – Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD 
  • BD-Live/BONUSVIEW
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • 36-bit Deep Colour/”x.v.Colour”
  • Dual HDMI Output
  • Video Adjust
  • Backlit Remote Control
  • Fast boot
  • Multimedia playback (MKV, FLAC, AIFF, MP3, JPG)

Video features

  • 4K Upscaling – Enhance the home cinema experience by quadrupling Full HD 1080p resolution with 4K (3840 x 2160) upscaling of all video sources.
  • True 24p Cinema – Many Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are encoded at 24 frames per second, the same frequency as the original film screened in theaters. The UBR-X100 maintains the original 24-fps rate straight through to the screen with progressive scanning. 
  • Dolby Vision® – This stunning HDR imaging technology brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen.
  • Video Adjust – Set the brightness, contrast, color saturation, hue, sharpness and noise reduction.

Audio features

  • HDMI Audio Only the get the best audio digital experience
  • Ultra-Rigid Construction 
  • 3 mm Steel Plate Rigid Under Base for Low Noise and Low Centre of Gravity
  • Rigid Optical Drive
  • Music File Playback: FLAC (2.0/5.1), M4A, AIF, AIFF, DSF (2.0/5.1), DFF (2.0/5.1), MP3, OGG, APE
  • Home Theater Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HRA, DTS:X

Terminals

  • HDMI 1 Out for Audio/Video
  • HDMI 2 for Audio Only 
  • Digital Coaxial Out
  • Digital Optical Out
  • USB In (1 USB 2.0 Front, 1 USB 3.0 Rear)
  • Ethernet

Tech Specs.

  • Mediatek MT8581 SoC
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cluster
  • ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 85 x 300 mm
  • Weight: 6.2 Kg / 13.9 lbs

 

REAVON UBR-X200

Reavon UBR-X200

UBR-X200

This flagship universal disc player has been finely engineered for the ideal disc playback. The UBR-X200 features extremely rigid construction to achieve high S/N ratio for quality audio and video performance. With support for the spectacular Ultra HD Blu-ray™ format, you can enjoy a beautiful experience with four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD.  The UBR-X200 is compatible with the latest Dolby Vision® format that provides a stunning HDR imaging technology with extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen. Texas Instruments Burr-Brown Audio PCM1690 Series DACs are used to provide audiophile sound. Other features include SDR/HDR Preset Mode, Direct/Transport Function, SACD / DSD compatibility.

ULTRA-RIGID CONSTRUCTION WITH STEEL PLATE BOTTOM PANEL

The 1.6 mm-thick chassis base is reinforced with a 3 mm-thick steel plate Rigid Under Base to minimize the mechanical motion sound from the BD drive. The result is significantly low noise and an even more rigid and stable chassis structure.

TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER

The UBR-X200 is powered by a toroidal transformer that features low noise and low electromagnetic interference. This is thanks mainly in part to its shape and symmetry. The amount of magnetic flux that escapes outside the core is low and contained within the donut shape. The result is lower audio distortion and degradation to the sound quality, therefore ensuring that the resulting sound is clean and accurate.

UNIVERSAL PLAYER

As a universal disc player, the UBR-X200 can play various optical discs including the latest disc format Ultra HD Blu-ray which has four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, as well as Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, CD, SACD, and music, video and audio files such as FLAC, AIFF, DFF, DSF, JPG, TIFF, MKV and M2TS. The UBR-X200 can also play your audio and video contents from an external drive via USB or DLNA.

Rear Panel

Main features

  • Universal Disc Player – Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, SACD, CD 
  • BD-Live/BONUSVIEW
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • 36-bit Deep Colour/”x.v.Colour”
  • Dual HDMI Output
  • Video Adjust
  • Backlit Remote Control
  • DLNA
  • Fast boot
  • Multimedia playback (MKV, FLAC, DSD, AIFF, JPG)
  •  

Video features

  • 4K Scaling – Enhance the home cinema experience by quadrupling Full HD 1080p resolution with 4K (3840 x 2160) scaling of all video sources.
  • True 24p Cinema – Many Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are encoded at 24 frames per second, the same frequency as the original film screened in theaters. The UBR-X200 maintains the original 24-fps rate straight through to the screen with progressive scanning. 
  •  Dolby Vision® – This stunning HDR imaging technology brings extraordinary color, contrast, and brightness to the screen.
  • Video Adjust – Set the brightness, contrast, color saturation, hue, sharpness and noise reduction.

Audio features

  • Texas Instruments Burr-Brown Audio PCM1690 DACs
  • Large-Capacity PCB Toroidal Transformer (Military Engineering Class)
  • Custom Audiophile Capacitors
  • Direct Function for Pure Analogue Audio Output
  • Dual HDMI Output for Pure Digital Audio Output
  • Jitter-less Clock
  • Ultra-Rigid Construction 
  • 3 mm Steel Plate Rigid Under Base for Low Noise and Low Centre of Gravity
  • High-Quality Main Circuit Board for High S/N Ratio
  • Rigid Optical Drive
  • 24-Bit Delta-Sigma DAC
  • ​8-Channel DAC:
    • High Performance: Differential, fS = 48 kHz
    • THD+N: –94 dB
    • SNR: 113 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 113 dB
    • Sampling Rate: 8 kHz to 192 kHz
    • System Clock: 128 fS, 192 fS, 256 fS, 384 fS, 512 fS, 768 fS, 1152 fS
    • Differential Voltage Output: 8 VPP
    • Analog Lowpass Filter Included
    • 4x/8x Oversampling Digital Filter:
      • Passband Ripple: ±0.0018 dB​
      • Stop Band Attenuation: –75 dB
    • Zero Flag​
    • Data Length: 16, 20, 24, 32 Bits
  • Analog Mute by Clock Halt Detection
  • Music File Playback: FLAC (2.0/5.1), M4A, AIF, AIFF, DSF (2.0/5.1), DFF (2.0/5.1), MP3, OGG, APE
  • Home Theater Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HRA, DTS:X

Terminals

  • HDMI 1 Out for Audio/Video
  • HDMI 2 for Audio Only
  • Digital Coaxial Out
  • Digital Optical Out
  • USB In (1 USB 2.0 Front, 1 USB 3.0 Rear)
  • Ethernet
  • RS-232C
  • Analogue Audio Out Stereo (RCA Unbalanced, XLR Balanced)
  • Analogue Audio Out 7.1/5.1

Tech Specs

  • Mediatek MT8581 SoC
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cluster
  • ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 85 x 300 mm
  • Weight: 6.8 Kg / 15 lbs

 

Note: HDR10+ is not supported on either model.

The Reavon UBR-X100 and UBR-X200 are available now and distributed in North America from Zappiti.

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